Our Board

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    Nick Bedding, Chairperson
    Nick Bedding joined the MRC Tas Board in 2014, and has held the position of Chairperson since August 2018. Nick previously held the role of Second Treasurer of the Board. Nick is the Managing Director of Symic Pty Ltd, a private investment company specialising in venture capital, property development and equity investment. Nick has extensive experience in the financial planning and stock broking industries and in merger and acquisitions in the financial services sector.

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    Allison Burrows-Cheng, Vice Chairperson
    Allison has been a member of the MRC Tas Board since 2006. She is currently the Vice Chair. She is a solicitor and has been in private practice for over 25 years.

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    Jeanette Banks, Secretary
    Jeanette joined the MRC Tas Board in December 2012. Jeanette is employed as the Public Health Evaluation Officer with the Public Health Services in the Department of Health and Human Services. Previously Jeanette worked with the Commissioner for Children and in the area of Community Sector Development with the Human Services Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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    Chris Stennard, Treasurer
    Chris is employed as CFO and Company Secretary of the Incat Group of Companies.  Chris is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He has had experience in the manufacturing, service, IT, insurance and banking sectors. He is interested in social and community issues.

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    Helen Burnet, Board Member 
    Helen is an Alderman with the Hobart City Council, and has been a member of the MRC Tas Board since 2009. Helen held the position of Chairperson between October 2014 and August 2018. She has a broad interest in the health and wellbeing of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities and is a passionate advocate for social inclusion.

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    Alison O’Neill, Board Member
    Alison has been the Chief Executive Officer of MRC Tasmania since 2015. With a professional background predominantly within corporate leadership roles in the NFP sector she is also a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course. Alison is an executive member of the Settlement Council of Australia, and participates in a range of advisory groups at a local, state, and federal level that inform, guide and influence outcomes for the multicultural communities in Tasmania.

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    Shafiq Mohamed, Board Member
    Shafiq Mohamed joined the MRC Tas board in February 2017. Shafiq is an Environmental Engineer and works as a Departmental Manager in Local Government. Shafiq is of an Indian origin and practices Islamic faith. He first arrived in Australia in 2002 to undergo Higher Education and has lived in Tasmania for the past 10 years. Shafiq is very passionate about multiculturalism, and joined the MRC Tas board as a way of helping fellow migrants and new arrivals, as well as contributing back to the community.

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    Wendy Heatley, Board Member –
    Wendy is a lawyer with a Master of Business Administration who has worked in legal, policy and management roles in the Tasmanian and Commonwealth governments. Recently, she worked as a lecturer and tutor in business law at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania, where she enjoyed teaching domestic and international students. Wendy has a long record of volunteering for community organisations as a board member and office bearer.

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    Victor Stojcevski, Board Member –
    Victor has a Macedonian background and joined the MRC Tas Board in late 2017. He arrived in Tasmania from Victoria in 2004, and has a LLB (Hons)/BA (Hons) (majoring in English Literature).  He has two teenaged daughters. He is the Coronial Division Manager at the Magistrates Court of Tasmania. Victor’s varied background includes leadership roles within the justice sector, particularly in law reform and therapeutic jurisprudence. Victor is a member of the Asia Pacific Coroners’ Society.

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    Jes KenthBoard Member
    Jes Kenth has been a member of the MRC Tas board since late 2017. Jes is employed as a CFO for OneCare Ltd. He has varied experiences in Executive roles for a number of Not-For-Profit organisations, predominantly in the Aged Care sector. Originally from Malaysia, he has keen interest in Tasmania’s multicultural society. A soccer tragic, currently also the Head Coach of Launceston City NPL team.

  •  In accordance with the Constitution, from time to time the Board appoints subcommittees with specific terms of reference to support the activities of MRC Tasmania. Board subcommittees meet regularly and make recommendations to the Board. During the year a number of Board members participated on Board Subcommittees, including the Finance, Audit and Risk and Governance and Human Resources Subcommittee.